In a current feature with Vanity Fair, Amanda Sayfried – who plays Cosette in the upcoming film, Les Misérables – talked a little about Hugh Jackman. It’s not very in-depth (perhaps there’s more in the full article), but she has both very kind words about her co-star… along with a pretty funny anecdote in which they “sexualized everything.” Check out the excerpt below:
In Les Mis, [Amanda Seyfried] plays the adopted daughter of Hugh Jackman. Is it true, I ask, that nobody has a bad word to say about him? “There is nothing bad to say about Hugh. He isn’t human. I bet you anything he’s got some kind of superhuman capabilities, beyond just being just the kindest, gentlest soul I’ve come across.” Plus, she says, he has a wildly inappropriate sense of humour, which she shares.
Together they invented alternative story lines that transformed their characters’ tender relationship into something altogether less innocent, like the old Renault “Papa!” and “Nicole!” ads gone wild. “We sexualized everything as much as we could. It was really funny, the moments we could find… It’s like every movie has another version, another satirical version of itself.”